Agreeing with Val's positive impressions of the Sony ISF-F10, (I mean ICF, not ISF, thanks, Paul) Tim writes:
I, too, just bought a Sony F10 about a month ago and am very pleasantly suprised with it. For a whopping $14, it offers a nice well-rounded tone and slightly above-average reception. It may not be the ideal DXing unit, but it can hold its own. I like to run through the dial late at night and see how many frequencies it can pick up; quite enough for average radio listening. And again, the tone is quite nice for both music and talk radio.
I get great enjoyment over such old-fashioned radios that lack all the modern bells and whistles. There's something satisfying in the irony of a radio this "cheap" nearly matching models many times its price. One day, before I die, I imagine myself tossing out every $200+ digital multiband radio and just enjoying the simplicity of a silly little radio like the F10.